Ducey Appoints First Woman To Lead Arizona National Guard

Apr 8, 2021

Governor Doug Ducey has appointed the first-ever woman to lead Arizona’s National Guard.

Brig. Gen. Kerry Muehlenbeck took command of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Thursday.
Credit Arizona Office of the Governor

Brig. Gen. Kerry Muehlenbeck today took command of the 8,300 guard members and civilian employees of the state’s emergency management agency, the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.

She began her military career as an active-duty judge advocate based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson and joined the Arizona National Guard in 1997 after leaving active duty.

Muehlenbeck replaces Major General Michael McGuire who’s considering a political career.